Russell Crowe to Sing, Seek Justice in Les Miserables Remake

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He can fight off fellow Gladiators, he can solve difficult math equations and, in 2013, he'll prove that he can give birth to iconic superheroes.

But can Russell Crowe really sing? Movie goers are about to find out.

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The Oscar winner, who fronts the band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, has signed on to star as Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper's big screen adaption of Les Miserables. Crowe will be chasing down Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean - prisoner 24601, of course - in the big screen version of the beloved musical.

The film will be released on December 7, 2012 and penned by William Nicholson, the writer behind the the long-running play, which itself is based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel.

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Russell Crowe may be the best actor of our generation. He's one serious dude, but Gladiator and movies such as The Insider showcase this Aussie at the top of his game. He's also starred in A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, American Gangster, Robin Hood, and 2012's Les Miserables.

Crowe won an Academy Award for Gladiator and has been nominated other times. He's a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and hails from New Zealand.

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